Photo by Sijie Yuan, Maine Community Foundation

Partners of the Little Jubba Central Maine Agrarian Commons

Hello and thank you to those who would like to leverage your business, products, skills, and networks to raise funds for the Little Jubba Central Maine Agrarian Commons to support the Somali Bantu Community Association in Lewiston, Maine! We could not be more grateful or thrilled.

This fundraiser would not have been possible without Maine Farmland Trust, Maine Organic Farming and Gardening Association (MOFGA), Slow Money Maine, over 70 farms and food businesses, and aligned financial organizations and foundations who all did noteworthy work to raise awareness, stand in solidarity, donate money, and engage their communities to do the same.

The Maine Organic Farming and Gardening Association in particular played a key role in raising awareness for this project among the Maine agricultural community, and calling to action these farmers to donate, spread the word among their own communities, and engage their CSA and market customers to give to the Little Jubba Central Maine Agrarian Commons. Read more about MOFGA’s role here.

See below:

List of Partnerships

List of Donors

Become a Partner

Thank you to all our Partners

We appreciate all the hard work of our partners to raise money for the the Little Jubba Central Maine Agrarian Commons. If you do not see your organization or business listed, please contact us at

Thank you to all our Donors!


Maggie Lynn

$50.00 August 26, 2020

Margaret Frame

$50.00 August 26, 2020

Kirsten Walter

$100.00 August 25, 2020

Ellen and Frederic Furuya via a donor advised fund of Fidelity Charitable

$200.00 August 25, 2020

Alexander Davis and Michelle Henkin

$325.00 August 25, 2020

Emily White

$100.00 August 25, 2020

Larissa Holland

$140.00 August 24, 2020

Keith Sarasin

$1,000.00 August 24, 2020

Keith Sarasin

$1,000.00 August 24, 2020

Keith Sarasin

$1,000.00 August 24, 2020

Katy and Ryan Harkleroad

$5,000.00 August 24, 2020
Anonymous User


$102.00 August 23, 2020
Anonymous User


$100.00 August 23, 2020

Dylan Gaylord

$100.00 August 22, 2020

Meggie Harvey

$100.00 August 22, 2020

Process for Partnership

Please submit to us ( a brief proposal, idea or even just your interest in promoting this project (see examples below). We would like to approve collaborative fundraisers, and our process is as follows:

  1. Contact us with an idea or willingness to fundraise so we can discuss.
  2. We will review your offer and approve, generally within 48 hours.
  3. Upon approval, we will agree on an end date where Little Jubba, SBCA, and/or Agrarian Trust names, imaging, logos, videos shall cease in correlation with the end of your fundraiser.
  4. We may ask you to sign a brief MOU depending on the type of collaboration.

To prevent exploitation of our images, cause, and other proprietary information, Logos, Branding, Names, and Marketing specific to the Somali Bantu Community Association and Agrarian Trust are to be used specifically during the fundraising time frame. Use of such beyond active fundraising for this project shall require a Royalties Agreement between parties.  Thank you for your understanding!

Examples of Partnership

Aligned individuals, farms, organizations, restaurants, food system entities, and other aligned stakeholders that would like to support this project can do so by:

  • Donating directly online - individually, as an organization, or anonymously.
  • Sharing and promoting the project widely through your networks (social media, email, blogs, newsletters, publications, etc.)
  • Creating a fundraising circle within your organization and community. A Facebook fundraiser is an easy way to do this.
  • Creating a fundraising matching program where your organization matches any donations you raise for us within a specific period of time.
  • Contributing a percent or amount of sales from a night, weekend, week, etc. of business.
  • Hosting a fundraising event or activity and donating all proceeds, such as a community dinner for chefs or concerts for musical artists.
  • Creating a product in our name and donate a portion of sales from that product.

All these ideas and more can be tailored to your type of business or organization:

  • Farms and Producers: donate proceeds from a market, farm store, or specific project; host an event to raise money
  • Restaurants: donate proceeds from sales; host an event; partner with a local farm and cater for an on-farm fundraiser event
  • Institutions: conduct a fundraising matching program among client network and staff

Contact us and we can help you brainstorm an appropriate way to support us that makes sense for you!